The Magician's Elephant Movie

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When young Peter sets out to find his sister, his optimistic spirit guides him through an unexpected encounter with an elephant and three seemingly impossible tasks, also giving hope to his entire town along the way.

Who's Involved:

Benedict Wong, Noah Jupe, Brian Tyree Henry, Aasif Mandvi, Martin Hynes, Mandy Patinkin, Miranda Richardson, Julia Pistor, Dawn French, Lorraine Toussaint, Cree Summer, Pixie Davies, Sian Clifford, Natasia Demetriou, Wendy Rogers

some action/peril and thematic elements
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

When Peter, who is searching for his long-lost sister named Adel, crosses paths with a fortune teller in the market square, there is only one question on his mind: is his sister still alive? The answer, that he must find a mysterious elephant and the magician who will conjure it, sets Peter off on a harrowing journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that will change the face of his town forever.

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Who stars in The Magician's Elephant: Cast List

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Mary Poppins Returns, The Good Traitor  

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem  

Death on the Nile, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Transformers One  

Dreamin' Wild, A Quiet Place Part II  

Crush, The Internship  

Castle in the Sky, Wonder  

Belle, Stronger  

Rugrats, Clifford's Really Big Movie  

Nimona, Fast Color  

The Creator, Spider-Man: No Way Home  

Who's making The Magician's Elephant: Crew List

A look at the The Magician's Elephant behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Martin Hynes last wrote Quiet Type and Imagining Nathan.


Martin Hynes


Julia Pistor

Production Company

Fox 2000 Pictures (Former)

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Production: What we know about The Magician's Elephant?

Key Facts

  1. Based on Two-time Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo’s classic novel.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2023 - January: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2022 - April: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2009 - August: The film was set to Development  status.

The Magician's Elephant Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Magician's Elephant was a Netflix release in 2023 on Friday, March 17, 2023. There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Inside, 65 and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

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